Shiroi Heya no Futari
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Shiroi Heya no Futari

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Synonyms: Couple of the White Room, Our White Room
Japanese: 白い部屋のふたり


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 4
Status: Finished
Published: 1971
Genres: Drama Drama, Girls Love Girls Love
Themes: Historical Historical, School School
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Hana to Yume
Authors: Yamagishi, Ryouko (Story & Art)


Score: 6.901 (scored by 12671,267 users)
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Ranked: #88222
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Popularity: #5704
Members: 2,637
Favorites: 22

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Resine de Poisson, orphan heir of an incredibly wealthy family, decides to attend the same boarding school as her late mother. However, due to her sheltered upbringing, she struggles to fit in. It doesn't help that she is put in the same room as the rebellious Simone d'Arc, who does nothing but tease and laugh at her.

However, after fate decides to put the two in the leading roles of a school performance of Romeo and Juliet, the bond between them grows. Shiroi Heya no Futari explores the confusing relationship between a feminine goody-two-shoes and a tomboyish troublemaker.

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The Shiroi Heya no Futari one-shot was first published in Ribon Comic in 1971. In 1973, Ribon's publisher Shueisha compiled the one-shot into a volume of the same name, along with two other stories. In 1975, publisher Hakusensha reprinted the volume. Finally, in 1988, the publisher Kadokawa Shoten included Shiroi Heya no Futari in Volume 28 of their series of Ryouko Yamagishi's completed works.

Shiroi Heya no Futari is generally considered to be the first manga of the yuri genre, influencing what would become the best known works in the genre.


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Jul 2, 2020
Tsubakiaka (All reviews)
1971, Japans first Yuri manga is published: Shiroi Heya no Futari.
Truly somethings that holds well on it's own, and started an entire genre of dramatic school lesbians in anime and manga. Couple of the white room is simple, short, and bittersweet. The dynamic between stereotypical blonde haired naive Resine and matured, sharp eyed Simone works perfectly for 80 pages.
Very representative of it's time with it's highly stylized 70's shoujo trademarks: sparkling eyes, clean thick lines, decorative side panels, and existential melodramatic narrative.
For something so short there is not much to nitpick other than it seeming inevitably weak to those used to read more
Mar 14, 2021
moraldisorder (All reviews)
Widely considered to be the first yuri manga, The Couple in the White Room was a defining work that helped to usher in wider acceptance of lesbian romances in the 1970s and 1980s. This story can easily be surmised as a dramatic tragedy in the spirit of theater classics like Romeo and Juliet.

The story follows Resine, a soft and feminine girl dealing with the tragic loss of her parents, and Simone, a rebellious and cruel young woman who bullies Resine when they first meet. The characters clash and eventually come together over shared loneliness, their drastically different personalities make them a striking pair, though their read more
Jun 19, 2011
yurionly (All reviews)
I want to correct something a previous reviewer said. This story is *tragic,* not melodramatic. Tragedy is a portrayal of deep sorrow or despair which could have been avoided, melodrama is soap opera he-said-she-said. The mangaka clearly portrayed Simone, the out lesbian, as a mature character above drama. This is why, in one scene, Simone has to pull the tea cup away from her straight? girlfriend.

I blame American television for the problem some people have telling the difference between tragedy and melodrama.

Yes, it is indeed the first published yuri manga. I'm glad that it was, because the mangaka paved the way for yuri to read more

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